Billionaires vs. the Blob. Behind a Challenge to the "Forever War" Foreign Policy Consensus

Billionaires vs. the Blob. Behind a Challenge to the "Forever War" Foreign Policy Consensus

Philanthropy has been largely passive as endless wars and soaring defense spending have diverted resources away from pressing domestic challenges. Now, in a striking collaboration, George Soros and Charles Koch aim to disrupt the status quo.

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After Staff and Budget Cuts, a Policy Group is Looking to Ramp Up its Fundraising

After Staff and Budget Cuts, a Policy Group is Looking to Ramp Up its Fundraising

The Drug Policy Alliance has gone through some tough times lately, laying off employees and closing state offices. One challenge for the group has been that there are few institutional funders in an area that’s “been a third-rail issue.”

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“Create Momentum for Change.” A Soros-Backed Arts Fellowship Focuses on Migration

“Create Momentum for Change.” A Soros-Backed Arts Fellowship Focuses on Migration

The Open Society Foundations launched its Soros Arts Fellowships last year to support the work of artists in repressive regimes. This year’s fellowship builds on this approach by focusing on an issue that’s deeply personal for OSF’s founder.

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Who Is Funding Solutions to the Root Causes of Mexican and Central American Migration?

Who Is Funding Solutions to the Root Causes of Mexican and Central American Migration?

Crime, violence, and deep poverty continue to push Mexicans and Central Americans to flee northward. Several top U.S. foundations have been working on these challenges for years. What are they doing? And what’s been the impact?

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Universal Representation: Behind a Public-Private Partnership Effort to Defend Immigrants

Universal Representation: Behind a Public-Private Partnership Effort to Defend Immigrants

Providing vulnerable immigrants with legal representation dramatically decreases their chances of deportation. With the support of top funders, the Vera Institute’s Safety and Fairness for Everyone Network cultivates local jurisdictions to make that a reality in more places.

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Behind a Big—and Rare—Foundation Grant for Mental Health

Behind a Big—and Rare—Foundation Grant for Mental Health

While mental illness is surprisingly common, funding for this critical issue is in short supply, even from health foundations. Which is why a big grant for mental health from the Open Society Foundations is worth a closer look.

 

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“I, Too, Was a Rohingya." Soros Steps Up in a Humanitarian Crisis. Will Other Funders Follow?

“I, Too, Was a Rohingya." Soros Steps Up in a Humanitarian Crisis. Will Other Funders Follow?

The world mostly sits on its hands as Rohingya refugees suffer in one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, but a few private funders are throwing them a lifeline, now including Soros and OSF. 

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What Just Happened at the Open Society Foundations? And What Comes Next?

What Just Happened at the Open Society Foundations? And What Comes Next?

Chris Stone is out as president of OSF. What led to his departure from one of the world's largest foundations? And what challenges, internal and external, does OSF face as it confronts a new era of authoritarianism?

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